GSA Acting Administrator to Retire After 36 Years of Service

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U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Acting Administrator David L. Bibb today announced his intention to retire from government service effective September 1st to pursue an opportunity within the real estate industry.

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There is no better place to work in the federal government than GSA. I've had the privilege to work alongside some of the most dedicated, brightest, hardworking people you will find anywhere in government The citizens of our country can be proud of the work GSA has done to bring the best value to taxpayers when delivering the goods and services that keep government running.

U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Acting Administrator David L. Bibb today announced his intention to retire from government service effective September 1st to pursue an opportunity within the real estate industry. Bibb has been contemplating retirement since the fall of 2007. He is currently the Acting Administrator for the agency, and has also been serving as GSA's Deputy Administrator since 2003.

Bibb's renowned career with GSA began in the agency's Atlanta office in 1971 as a Management Intern. During his tenure at GSA he has held several executive level positions including Assistant Commissioner for Planning and Deputy Commissioner within GSA's Public Buildings Service (PBS) and Deputy Associate Administrator for Real Property within GSA's Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP). He was also instrumental in the development of a number of innovative environmental and workplace initiatives that have now become standard practice at GSA.

Bibb said "There is no better place to work in the federal government than GSA. I've had the privilege to work alongside some of the most dedicated, brightest, hardworking people you will find anywhere in government The citizens of our country can be proud of the work GSA has done to bring the best value to taxpayers when delivering the goods and services that keep government running."

Bibb is a recipient of the Presidential Rank Award of Distinguished Executive, the foremost award available to members of the career Senior Executive Service, and is a two-time recipient of the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive. He has twice received the Administrator's Distinguished Service Award, GSA's highest honor.

GSA provides a centralized delivery system of products and services to the federal government, leveraging its enormous buying power to get the best value for taxpayers.

  •     Founded in 1949, GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government's total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 208,000 vehicles.
  •     GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 425 historic properties, and as manager of USA.gov, the official portal to federal government information and services.
  •     GSA's mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.

Did You Know? David Bibb is also GSA's chief environmental executive and has spearheaded an effort to promote more than 10,000 "green" goods and services to GSA's client agencies.    

Contact:
Mike Collins
(202) 501-1231
michael.collins @ gsa.gov
http://www.gsa.gov

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